Friday, 2 March 2007

Hey, its a beautiful Friday afternoon and I am sitting in the library; classes and reading assignments are really starting to pick up. I still like my classes and schedule though. I'm doing well, staying busy, and still like it here. In my last post I wrote that I would be potentially going to the rugby game in Edinburgh, however a group of us last minute decided to go to a Dave Matthews concert in Glasgow. It was an acoustic concert, so Dave and Tim Reynolds were alone onstage with just their guitars. The concert was incredible, the hall it was in was pretty small and Dave really interacted with the audience. We ate at a restaurant right next to the concert beforehand; the sign said it was a casino, and thats what we expected, but it ended up being just a restaurant. Anyways, Dave was sitting at a table two away from ours, so we got to see him and Tim Reynolds beforehand, which was pretty cool. After the show, we walked some around Glasgow (not quite as nice as Edinburgh) and went to a couple of different pubs. After much difficulty finding a place to stay, we finally found a room.

This past week has been pretty uneventful, just class and hanging out around St. Andrews. I don't think I'm going to do anything significant this weekend, I may go on a hike on the Fife Coastal path tomorrow or I may just hang out. Next weekend me and some guys I have met in Melville are going to the netherlands, flying into Amsterdam on thursday and back to edinburgh on sunday. You can find some very cheap flights here within the EU, which is nice, and the University has a travel service that books flights and stuff without charge. I am in the process of figuring out what I want to do over spring break. I think I will either go to Morocco and visit Casablanca and Marrakesh (work on that arabic!) or fly to Croatia and visit Croatia and Greece. In both places the exchange rates make life much easier and both promise a ton of fun. I think me and one or two other guys from Baylor are going to travel together. Let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions on spring break, I'm going to be booking something next week. I really want to visit Rome also, and haven't yet ruled it out, but the week I would visit is Holy week (Easter) so it is packed! Lots of fun but can't get rooms. Well, I'm out but hope things are well at home and keep me in your prayers.

5 comments:

Brad and Megan Knapp said...

If you need someone to trade with you for a while, I'm happy to do so . . . my Arabic isn't great, but I have a lot of experience at going to awesome concerts . . . just think it over, and I will happily let you take my classes here while I sub for you over there.

Cheers,
Brad

Wes said...

Will, don't forget that little sis Jess will be in Rome at the end of her trip in mid July. Perhaps you could catch up with her group there if you are still in that neck of the woods. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Sounds like too many choices... not enough time or money? Maybe your Aunt Toni or King Wes need to come visit? Let us know what you decide...sounds like an adventure.
Love- those Amarillo relatives

Mark Everett said...

I was told that Croatia was the most beautiful country in the world (granted that was by a croatian); however, I think that Morocco would be more exotic and potentially harmful. I say just go to Egypt instead.
Mark Everett

Jess said...

Will i miss you! i was incredably jealous when mom said you got to go to that Dave Matthews Concert. man i bet it was awesome! love you